The house and garden here in Sacramento so incredibly comfortable. Between late rains and other things to do, not all the vegies were planted, so we offered to do it after the owners left. Due to unseasonable warm weather, the giant Catalpa tree was blooming a full month early. Lots of pollen and flowers falling, then we had a huge thunderstorm with a hard driving rain for several hours. The next morning, most of the blooms had fallen and all the pollen was washed away!
|These blooms are huge; about 8 inches in length.|
|Love this planting!|
|Sweeping up the fallen blooms.|
|Straw flowers blooming; I always thought they were dried, but they really just grow this way.|
|Looking over the garden toward the back of the house.|
|The grape arbor with the vegetable beds behind.|